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Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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I have group b strep positive ladies during pregnancy?

I have group b strep positive ladies during pregnancy?

Discuss with OB: I would expect the OB to be extra vigilant. Since GBS can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. IV antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with group b strep during pregnancy?

How do you get diagnosed with group b strep during pregnancy?

Genital swab: It is common practice to test for this at various points during pregnancy. About 1/3 pregnant women will be positive at any one point, and that can change without any treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

Rx during delivery: Group B Strep positive women will receive IV antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby during delivery. Ideally, 3 doses are administered prior to delivery. For this reason, going to the hospital for admission early in labor would be advisable. ...Read more

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What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

Common finding: Up to a third of normal women will be gbs positive at a given point with this germ on their genitals.It is common germ that is often found in the GI tract ; poo and occasionally causes uti's in women.Its main danger comes to the newborn where it can cause blood poisoning (sepsis), and or meningitis.After close monitoring was adopted, the frequency of problems has declined. ...Read more

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What are the effects of group b strep on pregnancy and birth?

What are the effects of group b strep on pregnancy and birth?

Infection, delivery : Fortunately in north america we see fewer fetal or neonatal deaths or maternal illness than in the past. That is because there are accepted guidelines for giving antibiotics to decrease the risk of infection in the pregnant woman who carries gbs or the baby who is at risk of getting it. It is still a major threat to very small fetuses and neonates especially in developing nations. ...Read more

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My blood group is A+ and my wife's blood group is O-. she is now pregnant, only one month now. have any problem during pregnancy period or ours baby?

My blood group is A+ and my wife's blood group is O-. she is now pregnant, only one month now. have any problem during pregnancy period or ours baby?

Should be ok: This should not be a problem, but she will need to receive RhoGam at about 28 weeks and possibly after the baby is born. she needs to report any bleeding to her OB. See this link for more info: http://m.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/The-Rh-Factor-How-It-Can-Affect-Your-Pregnancy ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more